Residents flag concerns about Gatineau garbage pickup changes

By CBC News Ottawa, May 12, 2018

Residents and property groups in Gatineau are raising a stink about the city's new garbage pickup bylaws which will significantly limit the amount of waste allowed at the end of their curbs.

The new rules were supposed to take effect July 15, but two months before the upcoming changes the city said it's not ready to meet the deadline as it irons out key parts of the plan.

Under the new rules, composting will be mandatory for all residents, including tenants in highrise buildings. Homeowners will be required to fit all of their garbage in a new 120-litre bin, which is six times smaller than what's currently allowed. Residents can pay $5 per extra bag.

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